Summer Lawn Care Information:

» Brown Patch disease develops and persists throughout the summer depending on temperature and rainfall. Patches can range in size from 3 inches to as large as three feet, and many times grow together causing the lawn to have a brownish appearance. Dark lesions on the leaf blades take on a tan color in the afternoon. Lawns in full sun with poor drainage and heavy clay soils are most susceptible.

Several cultural practices may help prevent this disease from affecting your lawn.

  1. Mow your lawn later in the day after the grass is dry. This helps prevent the spread of the disease by the mower.
  2. Water your lawn in the early morning before 7:30 a.m. and use deep watering cycles, several times per week.
  3. Raise the cutting height on your mower to the tallest setting possible. This helps minimize the unsightliness of the disease and the damage to the grass.

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